From Tokyo and then to Melbourne indeed. UNIQLO is ensuring that our winter clothing remains lightweight, comfortable, and of course stylish. UNIQLO is a Japanese clothing manufacturer and retailer who initially set up shop in Hiroshima back in 1984. The name is simple, divine and clever - just like their clothing. Unique and clothing indeed.
Emporium Melbourne, a new and stylish shopping centre in Melbourne City is claim to fame to be home to the very first UNIQLO clothing store to open in Australia full stop. Then again, marvellous Melbourne (the fashion capital of Australia) is home to not one but two UNIQLO stores. Their second is a smaller, more pop-up like store on Swanston Street near Bourke Street Mall.
Their store at Emporium Melbourne is massive, and is seriously in a prime position. Laid out over two floors, you can browse and enjoy the lightest winter coats and t-shirts; as well as clothing items such as socks and cashmere jumpers. There is more space to browse and enjoy.
Furthermore, the UNIQLO trend in Australia has also caught onto those living in neighbouring Sydney. Their Sydney store (at a temporary location at the Glasshouse Shopping Centre) opened a couple of weeks ago, as at the time of writing this. UNIQLO in Sydney is expected to stay in its current location in the CBD for another few months, before making the move to nearby permanent residency at Mid City Centre.
Fashion lovers are more than happy to queue, and when you're inside their Sydney sensation, you can barely move. Who would have thought that winter clothing would be so light weight, stylish and comfortable for you. Looking forward to adding more cashmere jumpers to my winter collection shortly.
UNIQLO - my wife liked this chain at Tokyo (Japan) and was in praise for the store, it's items and pricing etc. But we visited Uniqlo on Swanston Street (Melbourne) and she was dismayed. The price of clothing items are atleast 25% higher than that of the prices she paid in Tokyo. She says - Target / BigW or KMart have similar materials at better cost!
Hi.. I didn't mean to be that strong or push the wrong buttons there. For e.g. the lightweight jacket is priced around $65 here whereas it cost only about JPY3500 in Tokyo, I'm not sure but I think that's 50% of AUD price. Sure, they pay shipping, warehouse and other hidden costs but I still think it doesn't justify the cost leap!